DanceMN is seeking a volunteer proofreader to review the DanceMN newsletter each week after it has been compiled and edited prior to publication. This position typically takes 45 to 90 minutes each week and must happen prior to 8pm on Tuesday for timely publication each Wednesday. A computer and internet access is required. Interested applicants should write to news@dancemn.org with relevant experience. A one to two-hour training will be arranged prior to assuming proofreading duties.

We look forward to hearing from you!
The DanceMN Steering Committee: Penelope Freeh (Chair), Judith Brin Ingber (Secretary), Abdo Sayegh (Treasurer), Dana Kassel, Jim Lieberthal, Deneane Richburg, Anat Shinar (Members); and Non Edwards, Editor

Non Edwards- news@dancemn.org


A new ritual for new times.
Leyya Tawil builds the work on location in one day with local artists.
In performance, the dance destroys itself.

August 26 at 8:00PM
*Please note this performance will take place outside of the Soap Factory building on 5th Street.

In collaboration with local dancers and musicians, dance artist and composer Leyya Mona Tawil is bringing her day-long performance Destroy// All Places to The Soap Factory. Destroy// All Places is a new ritual for new times. The performance is composed, but untethered. The artists attempt a score embedded with mechanisms that make its execution increasingly impossible, forcing the material into stages of deterioration and evolution. Destroy// All Places began in San Francisco in 2012, and has since visited over 23 cities including Saint Petersburg, Rome, Cairo and Athens. Over 100 artists have participated in the project internationally.

“My project for The Soap Factory, Destroy// Minneapolis, is a metaphor for renewal and resistance. The health of a city is dependent on change; a change that requires destruction as part of the life cycle… As well, it is a framework to support and present the talented dancers and musicians of Minneapolis/St. Paul.” – Leyya Mona Tawil

Milo Fine (percussion)
Cyrus Pireh (electric guitar)
Benjamin J Mansavage Klein (tuba)

Leila Awadallah
Amelia Morris
Nicole Stumpf
Jenn Pray
Laura Levinson
Ben Swenson-Klatt
Non Edwards
Pedro Pablo Lander
Abby Taylor
Gabriel Mata
Rachel Horner
Halie Bahr
Erin Drummond
Tera Kilbride
H. Uyen Nguyen
Sarah Finley


MN Dance and the Ecstasies of Influences wraps ups three seasons at The Cowles Center. As we prepare to hand over the final documents to the Performing Arts Archives (PAA) at the University of Minnesota Libraries, we invite you to contribute your story as well. Join us in a conversation around what has been collected, where these stories take us, and how we can fill in the gaps for the next generation of artists, researchers, and advocates.

The Performing Arts Archives was established in 1971 by the University of Minnesota Libraries for the preservation and study of the records relating to the history of theatre, music, dance, and associated organizations in Minnesota. Its goal is to document as fully as possible the activities of individuals and groups in both professional and amateur performing arts throughout the state. Dance collections include the archives of Minnesota Dance Theatre, James Sewell Ballet, Ananya Dance Theatre, and Zorongo Flamenco to name only a few.

Andersen Library, 222 21st Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55454
Michèle Steinwald- msteinwald@thecowlescenter.org

DanceCo presents an advance preview of our upcoming production, Expectation Station, to be presented at the Avalon Theater, October 17-22, 2017. Created by Matthew and Brittany Keefe, this original train-based, family-friendly show features live music by the Roe Family Singers and Engineer Paul (aka Paul Howe of the Choo Choo Bob's Train Show) alongside a company of amazing local dance and theater talents. A show for the entire family! For ages three to 103.

7668 Washington Ave S, Eden Prairie, MN
Brittany Keefe- Info@dancecomn.com, (612) 270-0701

Skewed Visions presents

New work made for the studio at Fresh Oysters Performance Research

Sunday, August 27, 2017
Three short works followed by casual chat and refreshments.

1. Holo Lue Choy:
"No, forget it, I am sorry. There is no point in speculation." and "ØØØra" created with Erin Drummond

2. Pedro Pablo Lander:
"Noche Bomba"

3. Kaya Lovestrand:

$20 ($5 Skewed Visions members)

Charles Campbell- charles@skewedvisions.org

Universal Dance Destiny presents it's thirteenth showcase titled:
Global Dances of the World
Celebrating Diversity in the Community!

Dayton's Bluff Theater
800 Conway St, St Paul, MN 55106

Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Showtime: 6:30-8:00pm. Doors open at 6pm.
$10 admission, $8 kids and seniors
ADA accessible. On-site parking lot. Near public transportation.

Universal Dance Destiny's showcases bring the community together by providing a platform for new and seasoned performers to present their work to a diverse audience. Its family-friendly environment is defined within its high-spaced and high energy performance experience designed to ignite excitement that will leave viewers talking to friends and families after the event. The showcase highlights dance performances of various cultures in the UNIVERSE.
Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1700895080219445/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%...

Edna Stevens- info@universaldancedestiny.com, (612) 354-6997

Ragamala Dance Company presents: Alarmél Valli-internationally acclaimed Bharatanatyam dancer/choreographer, accompanied by a musical ensemble from South India.

Ragamala Dance Company launches its 25th anniversary season with an evening of dance by the legendary Alarmél Valli. Artistic Directors Ranee and Aparna Ramaswamy have been studying under Ms. Valli since 1984; their training with this master artist formed the foundation of their aesthetic and has been fundamental to the work of the company.

Acclaimed internationally for her ability to turn a traditional grammar into a subtle, deeply internalized, personal dance poetry, Alarmél Valli’s dance is uncompromisingly classical, but is, at the same time, an undeniable language of self-expression.

Alarmél Valli Artist Talk
“The Moving Temple: Dance and the Divine”
September 14 at 7pm | $15

Alarmél Valli Bharatanatyam Performance
September 16 at 7:30pm | $29

*A $40 package for both events is available for purchase as well.

The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts, 528 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403
Ann Erickson- aerickson@thecowlescenter.org, (612) 206-3630

Shyamali: Sprouting Words is inspired by the courage of global women of color who speak up to sustain communities and whose dissent fuels life force. It celebrates women who refuse to be broken and invokes the resilience of grass, which springs up even when trod upon.

Ananya Chatterjea's choreography combines the metaphor and poetry of contemporary Indian dance in a movement practice anchored in social justice as it invokes the spirit of Dakini, traditionally embodied by destruction, chaos, and transformation.

Dakini lives in the possibilities of audiences' and performers' discomfort and insists that the role of women's rage and their spiritual ecstasy be seen in the arc towards equity. This tumult resolves through choreography that weaves ritualistic performance and dances of the gentle warrior.

What contemporary Indian dance looks like: https://vimeo.com/227465055

For tickets: 651.690.6700 or http://oshag.stkate.edu/event/adt2017

The O'Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University, 2004 Randolph Av, Saint Paul 55105

Join Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota for their annual company preview performance and reception Saturday, September 30 at 7:00pm to celebrate its new season and welcome its new and returning professional company members and apprentices!

Learn about the exciting performances coming up this season and share the excitement of TCB's incredible journey and growth; meet and mingle with its Artistic Directors, board, staff, and dancers; enjoy refreshments, and watch a preview performance by the company.

FREE and open to the public: families, friends, supporters, and dance enthusiasts are all welcome.

Ballet Royale Minnesota, 16368 Kenrick Avenue, Lakeville, MN 55044


We are delighted to announce that we will be offering two sections of introductory Bharatanatyam this fall. Classes will meet once a week, on Wednesdays or Saturdays.

At the Ragamala School students receive classical training in the style of Bharatanatyam carefully created by the internationally renowned Padma Bhushan Alarmel Valli, considered to be one of India’s greatest living masters. This style is distinguished by its technical perfection and grace, and Artistic Directors Ranee Ramaswamy and Aparna Ramaswamy are dedicated to preserving and carrying on their guru’s tradition and passing it on to the next generation of dancers.

SECTION 1 - SATURDAYS 11:30am - 12:30pm
Taught by Ragamala Artistic Director Ranee Ramaswamy

SECTION 2 - WEDNESDAYS 6:15pm - 7:15pm
Taught by Ragamala senior company member Tamara Nadel

Each section will require a minimum registration of 15 students.

More details: https://www.ragamaladance.org/introductory-classes

711 W Lake St. Minneapolis, MN 55408
Sarah Abdel-Jelil- sarah@ragamaladance.org, (612) 824-1968

TU Dance Center offers two sessions of six-week adult workshops this fall with Thern Anderson and Tina Anderson Wallum.

Session 1: September 5 - October 16
Session 2: October 17 - December 4 (no classes November 20-26)

Cost: $85.00 per six-week workshop, per session. Pre-registration is required for the full six-week session (online or in-person at TU Dance Center). $15.00 individual class drop-in rate (cash or check at TU Dance Center).

Midday Adult Beginning Modern with Thern Anderson
Mondays, 12:00-1:30pm

Adult Beginning Ballet with Tina Anderson Wallum
Tuesdays, 12:00-1:30pm

Evening Adult Beginning Modern with Thern Anderson
Wednesdays, 7:00pm-8:30pm

TU Dance Center, 2121 University Ave. W., St. Paul, MN 55114
Laurel Keen- education@tudance.org, (612) 440-9028

Dancing Together: A Child and Parent/Caregiver Creative Movement Six-Week Workshop is designed for children (ages two through four) and their parent/caregivers who are interested in a shared movement experience that engages the senses of curiosity and play.

Both child and caregiver will participate in developmentally appropriate movement exercises that incorporate elements such as effort, shape, and tempo. Music will play an essential role in the class. This class will give children and caregivers the opportunity to learn more about themselves and one another through the art form of dance.

Session 1: September 5 - October 16
Session 2: October 17 - December 4 (no classes November 20 - 26)

Wednesdays, 10:15-11:00am or Saturdays, 9:00-9:45am

Cost: $85.00 per six-week session (online preregistration required).

For more information and to register, visit http://www.tudance.org/dancing-together-2/.

TU Dance Center, 2121 University Ave. W., St. Paul, MN 55114
Laurel Keen- education@tudance.org, (612) 440-9028

Minnesota Dance Theatre's Open Division Open House gives adults and teens (sixteen and older) the opportunity to sample ballet classes for free. All levels are welcome!

Saturday, August 26
• 8:45am-12:30pm Discount class cards available, sixth floor lobby
• 9:00am-10:20am FREE Beginning-Intermediate Ballet, Studio 6A
• 10:25am-10:35am MDT company showing, Studio 6A
• 10:40am-Noon FREE Advanced-Professional Ballet, Studio 6A

Sunday, August 27
• 11:00am-1:30pm Discount class cards available, sixth floor lobby
• 11:15am-1:15pm FREE Intermediate-Advanced Ballet with Pointe, Studio 6A
• 11:30am-1:00pm FREE Beginning Ballet, Studio 6B

Special limited-time offers:
• Ten percent off class cards
• 50 percent off tickets to MDT's Fall Season at The Cowles

Offers are valid Monday, August 21 through Sunday, August 27.

Check, cash, or credit card are accepted. A three percent processing fee is added to credit card transactions. MDT class cards have no expiration date.

MDT Studios at The Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis
Justin Leaf- justin.leaf@mndance.org, (612) 338-0627

Come to Ballet Royale's 2017 open house celebration!

This Saturday, August 26, 2017, from 11:00am–3:00pm at Ballet Royale Minnesota.

Ballet Royale Minnesota will be holding their annual open house school celebration for all our wonderful families and friends of Ballet Royale and our community. Come see Ballet Royale's beautiful facility, take part in a sample of pre-creative classes available, and enjoy face painting and other fun activities and surprises.

11:00am - Open house celebration begins
11:30am - Creative Dance preview lesson
11:45am - Hip Hop preview lesson
12:00pm - Youth Ballet Levels 3 and 4 Nutcracker variation
1:00pm - Student performance preview
1:30pm - Creative Dance preview lesson
1:45pm - Hip Hop preview lesson
2:30pm - Student performance preview
11:00am - 3:00pm: Face painting, coloring, crafts, photo booth, and so much more!

This event is FREE and OPEN to all, so invite friends and family to help us kick off another great Ballet Royale school year!

Ballet Royale Minnesota, 16368 Kenrick Avenue, Lakeville, MN 55044

Come join us in good vibes while learning some of the most energetic and exotic contemporary African dance moves! Stay fit too and have fun.

There will also be a trial workshop at Zenon Open House on Saturday, September 9 at 1pm-don't miss it!
Stay tuned, as I may teach another workshop on Saturday, September 2 at the same time.

Combine your ENERGY, great VIBES, and UPBEAT moves!
Type of music: Afrobeats, Afrohouse, Hipco, Afrofusions, Congolese, Nigerian, Liberian and more.
Dance styles taught: Ndombolo, Kuduro, Wolosso, Azonto, Coupe, Decale and more.
For more information about classes, log on to Universal Dance Destiny website: http://www.universaldancedestiny.com
Where diversity and excitement meet!

Zenon Dance, Studio 4B, 528 Henepin Ave. - fourth floor
Edna Stevens- edna@universaldancedestiny.com, (612) 354-6997

TU Dance Center will host an open house and Pre-Professional Program placement class (for new students, ages eleven through 23) on Saturday, August 26.
Information about our upcoming fall session will be available.

Open house: 10:00am-12:00pm
Placement class: 10:00-11:30am (check-in from 9:30-10:00am), 45 minutes of ballet and 45 minutes of modern. No pre-registration required.

TU Dance Center, 2121 University Ave. W., St. Paul, MN 55114
Laurel Keen- education@tudance.org, (612) 440-9028

You’re the STAR! Excited to learn and perform some new group choreography? These special classes run August 28 through September 23 at both the Minneapolis and Bloomington studios. All levels of belly dance are welcome, from the complete beginner, to the more advanced professional. Check our website at http://www.cassandraschool.com for level, dates, times, and your class location. After four weeks of rehearsals and coaching, you’ll have the opportunity to perform what you have been practicing, in costume, in a professional setting, on Saturday, September 23. Preregistration required-class requires a minimum of five students.

Jenny Piper- genmanager@jawaahir.org, (612) 872-6050

Dance with Ballet Royale Minnesota next year!

Easily register for the fall term at Ballet Royale and save big at our registration open houses! Ballet Royale staff will be on hand to answer questions about the diverse range of classes and programs offered, help students sign up for classes, and provide tours of the state-of-the-art facility.

Register before or on September 1 for the 2017-2018 school year and receive $10 off the registration fee!
Registration Open House
September 6: 11:00am-1:00pm, 5:30-8:00pm

Ballet Royale Minnesota, 16368 Kenrick Avenue, Lakeville, MN 55044

Minnesota Dance Theatre offers ballet classes for absolute beginners, ages sixteen and older. The twelve-week fall session begins September 5 and continues through November 21.

Three options:
• Tuesdays at 7pm - $110
• Thursdays* at 7pm - $110
• Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7pm - $220

For those taking the Thursday series, the last class will be held on Sunday, November 19, due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

Register by August 22 and receive a discount!
Register here: http://bit.ly/2vTAmpc

Zachary Tuazon, the teacher for Ballet Fundamentals, has been an MDT company dancer and faculty member since 2015. He received his BA in Dance Pedagogy from Butler University and also received training from the Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet, and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago.

MDT Studios at The Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis
Justin Leaf- justin.leaf@mndance.org, (612) 338-0627

Introdution to Doushin Butoh Workshop is designed as a pre-requisite for Doushin Butoh Workshop in order to learn the basic physical methods of Subbody Butoh Method and basic meditation techniques of Spring Forest Qigong. ​​

This workshop will focus on the essential aspects of Doushin Butoh:

- Quiet down the daily consciousness and listen to the subtle body signals
- Go beyond our physical, psychological and social bounds in order to create movements
- Explore movements through Hidden Body
- Resonate with other bodies using Resonance
- Go into meditative state using Spring Forest Qigong techniques

Doushin Butoh Workshop is a group process and this workshop requires no previous dance experience. Anyone who would like to explore his or her hidden creative potentials is welcome!

When: 6:15 - 9:15pm
Tuesdays: September 12, 19; and November 7
Thursdays: September 28; October 5, 12, 26; and November 2
Tuition: $200 for eight classes ($180 if you register by August 31)

Heart of Tao Resonance Art, 2322 Garfield St. NE, Minneapolis 55418
Gadu Schmitz- gadu@doushinresonance.com, (612) 703-7501

Mat 1 and Movement Principles Instructor Training
with Cari Riis Stemmler

Friday, September 15, 2017 to Sunday, September 17, 2017
Friday: 3:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday: 11:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Introduction to Pilates and Beginning/Intermediate Exercises
Balanced Body Mat 1 includes an introduction to the history and principles of Pilates, a review of core anatomy, beginning and most intermediate level exercises with modifications, lectures on class order and programming in a fitness setting and guidelines for safely teaching seniors and pre-, and post-natal classes.

One year movement teaching experience recommended and anatomy (strongly recommended); 20 Pilates mat classes completed.

Class Fee: $499.00 until August 24/$549.00 regular fee
Materials Fee - manual and video: $80.00

Paragon Pilates & Physical Therapy, 5101 Vernon Ave S, Suite 2A, Edina, MN 55436
Kyle Klaas- kyle@paragonpilatespt.com, (952) 405-9765

Enhance your dance technique with Pilates mat classes!

Eight Thursdays, September 21 - November 9
8:15 - 9:15am in Studio 6C
Instructor: Kari Schire
Cost: $80

Preregistration required: http://bit.ly/2vTAmpc

Register by September 7 and get $5 off!

Kari Schire is a Stott Certified Pilates instructor. Her classes focus on core strength, proper alignment, and moving more efficiently. As a professional dancer, she also focuses on creating harmony for the body's natural imbalances.

MDT Studios at The Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis
Justin Leaf- justin.leaf@mndance.org, (612) 338-0627

Are you a dancer? Do you know a medical professional that works with dancers?

Then this conference is for YOU and for THEM!

The MN Dance Medicine Foundation's annual conference is being held this fall!
It will focus on the unique demands of the foot and ankle of the dancer.

Medical Professionals Day: September 23
Topics covered at the conference:
-Musculoskeletal imaging related to the dancer
-Evaluation and treatment of dance injuries
-Strengthening techniques
-Balance and proprioceptive techniques
-Self care and clinical care treatment approaches

Dancer Day: September 24
Topics covered at the conference:
-How to achieve better turnout
-Proper stretching technique
-Strengthening techniques for leaps and turns
-Balance training
-Self-care techniques

Aimes Center/Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave, Burnsville, MN 55337
Kyle Klaas- kyle@paragonpilatespt.com, (952) 405-9765

The 2017 McKnight International Choreogapher, Salia Sanou (Burkina Faso/France), will be in residence in Minneapolis October 8 through November 4. As part of his residency, he will offer classes and participate in a variety of dance community events at The Cowles Center and other area venues. He will also create an all-new work specifically for The Karen L. Charles Threads Dance Project, which will debut at The Cowles Center November 3-4. A full calendar of events, plus location, time, and registration details can be found at http://www.mcknightdancechoreo.org/international-artist/.

McKnight Community Class Series
September 23 – November 11

Threads Dance Project Company Class
October 9-12; 16-19
*Monday and Wednesday classes taught by Salia Sanou.

Panel Discussion: African Contemporary Dance in a Global Context
October 18

Open Rehearsal/Meet and Greet
October 20

Voice of Culture Drum and Dance welcomes Salia Sanou
October 21

Mary Ellen Childs- mckfell@thecowlescenter.org

MOTR Instructor Training
with Ginny Massie

Friday, September 29 to Sunday, October 1, 2017
Friday: 4:00pm-8:00pm
Saturday: 11:30am-6:00pm
Sunday: 9:30am-4:30pm

The MOTR contains a complete personal training system in a portable, affordable package. Combining the core training of Pilates, the strength an power of aerobic conditioning, the functional exercises of a pulley system and the balance and release exercises of a foam roller, MOTR gives you everything you need to teach classes, small group or one on one training. MOTR is the ideal complement to a Pilates, personal training or rehabilitation practice enhancing balance, aerobic capacity, strength and flexibility while performing fun, functional exercises.
The course includes: a detailed manual and instructor training video to help you embody the material; creating classes quickly and easily; progressions, regressions and modifications.

Fee: $449.00 by September 8/$499.00, regular
Materials Fee: $80.00

Paragon Pilates & Physical Therapy, 5101 Vernon Ave S, Suite 2A, Edina, MN 55436
Ginny Massie- ginny@paragonpilatespt.com, (952) 405-9765

Laban Movement Analysis (LMA) increases awareness of individual movement patterns; develops sensitivity to cultural non-verbal expressions, and promotes an understanding of the communicative and expressive nature of movement.
Participants will:
• Learn tools for working with the nuanced subtlety of all forms of non-verbal behaviors;
• Explore how movement communicates meaning and can reflect all aspects of human experience – including personality traits and familial, social and cultural patterns;
• Begin to identify your own movement patterns and learn how they can be used to facilitate therapeutic interactions and goals;
• Begin to learn specific uses and applications of LMA to facilitate therapeutic goals.

Send payment with your name, address, phone number and email to:
Barbara Nordstrom-Loeb at Embodying Psychotherapy, 4632 York Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55410
For further infomration: Loebx001@umn.edu/612-916-1829

Barbara Nordstrom-Loeb- loebx001@umn.edu, (612) 916-1829


We are a well-established ballroom dance club located in Appleton, Wisconsin with exciting employment opportunities available for ballroom dance instructors! Get extensive training throughout your employment with us. The Club is growing and we would like to offer you the opportunity to grow with us. This is a salaried position, with paid training and benefits.

Would you like to join our team? Are you an experienced exercise, yoga, dance fitness, ballet, jazz, or tap teacher? If so, why not try your hand at what we do? Maybe you are new to all of this. Why not check it out? No teaching experience required. We will help you become a great teacher! The right applicants will receive pay while training.

Call us at 920-731-8851 to find out about the opportunities awaiting you, or email us at tcdanceappleton@gmail.com. Take the first step in a skill that will last you the rest of your life!
For more information: http://www.tcdanceclubwi

TC Dance Club - Appleton | 1004 South Olde Oneida Street, Appleton, WI 54915
Terry Irwin- tcdanceappleton@gmail.com, (920) 731-8851

Seeking latinx dance artists for a four-day teaching and performance opportunity.
Artists must be Minnesota residents. Solo work preferred/duets and trios are accepted. Dance must be fifteen to 20 minutes long, addressing latinx themes. A discussion will take place after the performance. Proposals are accepted.

This will take place in either April, May, or June 2018. The artists will be paid.

Email info to: gabriel.mata91@yahoo.com
Subject Line: "Latinx Dance Artist"
Work must correlate with latinx themes. Share contact info and previous work. Resume optional, but not required.

Gabriel Mata-Ortega- gabriel.mata91@yahoo.com

Do you love to dance? Do you love children?

QC Dance is seeking an experienced ballet teacher who loves children and wants to share their passion. Our growing studio, located in Blaine, offers a supportive work environment and opportunities for personal development. Our positive classrooms are staffed by amazing teachers who go beyond teaching dance technique to developing important life skills in students because QC Dance is More Than Just Great Dancing!

Dependability, professionalism, creativity, punctuality and friendliness are a must! The ballet instructor position includes Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Position is September through June and will have the opportunity for additional hours and advancement. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume.

QC Dance | 9967 Ulysses St N, Blaine, MN 55434
Barb Stanley- info@qcdance.com, (763) 754-4094

Theatre Novi Most is holding auditions for girls aged seven to fifteen years old to perform as Isadora Duncan's dance students for its new production Dancing on the Edge. The audition will consist of a short, fun Duncan dance group workshop. All are welcome.

Saturday, August 26: 4:30 - 5:00pm and 5:00 - 5:30pm
Sunday, August 27: 4:30 - 5:00pm and 5:00 - 5:30pm

Please come dressed in clothes that allow you to move freely. Previous dance experience is welcome but not necessary.

Those cast will need to be free for all of the following:
Rehearsal, September 5: 6:00-8:00pm, Southern Theater
Dress rehearsal, September 6: 6:00-9:00pm, Southern Theater
September 7, 8, 9: Call at 8:30pm, Southern Theater
September 10: Call at 3:00pm, Southern Theater

If interested, please contact Jared Zeigler to reserve an audition space. Please indicate which audition slot you would prefer in your initial email.

Rarig Center at the U of M, Studio A - Fifth Floor, 330 21st Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Auditions for Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota upcoming production A Minnesota Nutcracker will be held on Sunday, September 24 from 11:30am to 3:00pm at Ballet Royale Minnesota.
This is a wonderful opportunity for dancers to be a part of a professional ballet production and join one of the most widely attended holiday events in the area.

Auditions for all levels, all parts:
11:30am to noon: Registration for students ages seven through twelve
Noon to 12:30pm: Mandatory parent meeting for parents of all students auditioning for the Nutcracker
12:30 to 1:15pm: Audition for ages seven through twelve; registration for ages thirteen and older
1:30 to 2:45pm: Audition for ages thirteen and older

A mandatory parent meeting will be held at 12:00pm to discuss important information about the production and having your child participate.

Ballet Royale Minnesota, 16368 Kenrick Avenue, Lakeville, MN 55044


The McKnight Fellowships for Choreographers and the McKnight Fellowships for Dancers award $25,000 fellowships to mid-career Minnesotan choreographers and dancers.

If you plan to apply for a 2018 Fellowship, you must submit your Intent to Apply by September 6. If you miss the Intent to Apply deadline you may still submit a final application. However, you will not receive important updates and help with the application, and your live performances will not be viewed by the panel.

Once you have submitted your Intent to Apply you will be notified regarding the final application process. This application will become available after January 15, 2018 and the deadline will be in early April.

Full guidelines and application can be found here:
Choreographers: http://www.mcknightdancechoreo.org/choreographer-guidelines/
Dancers: http://www.mcknightdancechoreo.org/dancer-guidelines/

Mary Ellen Childs- mckfell@thecowlescenter.org


Located in Uptown Minneapolis near the intersection of Lake St. and Lyndale Ave, Ragamala Dance Company has two beautiful studios open to rent. For more information about availability and scheduling, contact Sarah Abdel-Jelil at sarah@ragamaladance.org.

Studio 1 - 1400 square feet, one full-mirrored wall, iPod/CD capability, Marley floor.
Studio 2 - 390 square feet, iPod capability, wood floor.

711 W Lake St. Minneapolis, MN 55408
Sarah Abdel-Jelil- sarah@ragamaladance.org, (612) 824-1968

The Resistance Movement is offering studios to rent when requested and available.

The Resistance Movement has two beautiful studios with hardwood, sprung dance floors. Studio one is 800 square feet with full front and partial stage left mirrors lit by large windows. Studio two is 600 square feet with front and stage right mirrors along with sliding doors for privacy. Both studios have a surround sound feature, sprung floors, natural light and light dimming options.

The fitness boutique has secure free lockers, luxurious showers, water station, seating area and locker room for use.

The Resistance Movement is located in Lowertown, Saint Paul off I-94/35. We are also located three blocks from the Green Line Union Depot stop! There is parking along the street. Parking is free on Sundays and weekdays before 8:00am!

The Resistance Movement | 205 E 7th Street St. Paul, MN 55101
Trisha Low- info@resistancemovementfitness.com, (651) 225-8878

Great location at 3010 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis. Jawaahir Dance Company studio at the corner of Minnehaha AVe and Lake Street, next door to the police station. Over 2000 square feet with windows, two mirrored walls, and a sprung hardwood floor. Off-street parking and bike rack. Only two blocks from the Lake Street/Midtown light rail station, and on the 7, 21, 27, and 53 bus routes. Fully handicapped accessible.

Bloomington location at 9050 Lyndale Avenue in the lower level of the Great Bear Center. Bright space of 900 square feet with one full mirrored wall and one partial. Double ballet barres. Small sitting area.

Visit our website at http://jawaahir.org/SpaceRental.htm for photos and more information.
Email Jenny at genmanager@jawaahir.org or call 612-872-6050 for pricing and availability.

Jenny Piper- genmanager@jawaahir.org, (612) 872-6050

Up Studio is a dance studio in Uptown available to rent hourly.

Studio is perfect for: dance, yoga and fitness classes; private lessons; theater or dance practice; photo or video shoots; music practice or lessons; and auditions.

New wood floor, two walls of mirrors, stereo system, air conditioning and mini-refrigerator. Folding tables and chairs are also available. Beautiful view and natural light from four western-facing windows.

Size: Approximately 700 square feet (28' x 26').

$10/hour weekdays, 9am-6pm.
$15/hour weekdays after 6pm and on weekends.
Call or text Holly at 612-412-5626 for more information or to rent the studio.

711 West Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Holly Dabral- hollydabral@gmail.com, (612) 412-5626

TU Dance Center is offering its spacious dance studios for rent when available.

TU Dance Center has studios that are 33x56 feet (Studio 1) and 21x46 feet (Studio 2) with sprung floors and Marley-type surface, fixed and portable barres, mirrors, pianos, sound equipment, high ceilings and natural light. The Center also features an air conditioned green room, kitchenette and dressing room, and free off-street parking.

TU Dance Center is convenient to both Minneapolis and St. Paul from I-94/Vandalia exit. Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side.

TU Dance Center, 2121 University Ave. W., St. Paul, MN 55114
Abdo Sayegh Rodriguez- abdo.sayegh@tudance.org, (612) 367-6681


Minnesota Dance Theatre's Open Division offers drop-in ballet classes for adults and teens (sixteen and older).

• Classes seven days a week
• All levels from absolute beginner to advanced professional
• Live piano accompaniment
• Beautiful, spacious studios in the heart of downtown Minneapolis
• A noncompetitive, welcoming atmosphere

BALLET FUNDAMENTALS - Preregistration required
Fall Session: September 5 - November 21
Tuesdays and/or Thursdays 7:00-8:30pm

PILATES - Preregistration required
Fall Session: September 21 - November 9
Thursdays 8:15-9:15am

Sunday, 11:30am-1:00pm
Tuesday, 7:00-8:30pm

Monday, 6:45-8:15pm, Pointe 8:15-8:45pm
Saturday, 9:00-10:30am

Wednesday, 7:00-8:30pm
Thursday, 7:00-8:30pm, Pointe 8:30-9:00pm

Sunday, 11:15am-12:45pm, Pointe 12:45-1:15pm

Monday–Friday, 9:30-11:00am
Saturday, 10:30am-Noon

MDT Studios at The Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis
Justin Leaf- justin.leaf@mndance.org, (612) 338-0627

bodyART® is a non-spiritual, fully-functional training system, specifically designed to augment and complement your dancing and flexibility training.

Created by Robert Steinbacher, the class follows a five-phase system that progresses fluidly through energy arrival, expansion, circulation, descent, and relaxation. The bodyART format is a fully integrated mind-body experience, that incorporates elements of control/release technique, modern dance, strength conditioning, physical therapy exercises, and yin yang philosophy. You will leave this class fully energized and beautifully connected to your body and mind.

The Resistance Movement is the only studio in Minnesota to offer bodyART®. See what all the buzz is about...

The Resistance Movement is located in Lowertown, Saint Paul off I-94/35. We're located three blocks from the Green Line - Union Depot stop making it accessible for everyone to Join The Movement!

The Resistance Movement | 205 E 7th Street St. Paul, MN 55101
Trisha Low- info@resistancemovementfitness.com, (651) 225-8878

Swing-era jazz explores movements of the 1920s, 30s, and 40s. This energetic class will get you moving as we learn elements of Charleston and solo jazz made popular during the swing era. Prior experience in swing-era jazz is not necessary, but students should have dance experience in at least one form of dance and be comfortable covering material at a quick pace. This class is a wonderful complement to those interested in musical theater, swing, tap, hip hop, African dance, and other American dances.

When: Every Monday, 7:00-8:00pm (Note: No class Monday, September 4)

Cost: Zenon class rates apply


Zenon Dance Company and School, Cowles Center 4th Floor (528 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403)

Midwest School of Ballet's fall session is open for enrollment.
Classes begin September 16 at both our Eden Prairie Location: PIM, 7255 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344, and our Edina location: ECC, 5701 Normandale Rd, Edina, MN 55424.

Offering classes for ages three and up.
Ballet Fundamentals I - ages three and four.
Ballet Fundamentals II - ages five and six.
Ballet Fundamentals III - ages six and seven.
Ballet Level I, II, III - ages eight and older.
Pre-Pointe/Pointe - age eleven and older with instructor approval.
Ballet for Teens and Athletes - ages eight through eighteen.
Adult Ballet

Contact us with any questions.

Performing Institute of Minnesota (PIM) | 7255 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344 ​
Eileen Kamp- midwestballetmn@gmail.com, (612) 564-8672

Mathew Janczewski is teaching intermediate modern dance classes at Zenon. This class will be a study of how certain fundamentals of modern dance technique such as alignment, balance, centering and momentum intersect with the experience of being embodied. Warm-up exercises will incorporate conditioning and somatic exploration. Guided improvisation will be used as a means of generating material and excavating content to feed our creative curiosity.

Intermediate Level 2 Modern
Saturdays: 10:00am-11:30am
Cost:$15 per 90-minute class; $140 for a ten-class card.

Photo by Aaron Warkov

Zenon Dance School | 528 Hennepin Avenue 4th floor, Mpls. 55403
Mathew Janczewski- arenadances@gmail.com, (612) 804-0238

Fall 2017 Session registration is now open at The School at TU Dance Center! The Fall 2017 session runs from September 5 - December 9.

The TU Dance Pre-Professional Program is a five-level intensive course of study integrating modern, ballet, African, and repertory work for students up to age 23. There will be a placement class for new students (ages eleven through 23) on Saturday, August 26 from 10:00 - 11:30am (check-in from 9:30 - 10:00am). The placement class will consist of 45 minutes of ballet and 45 minutes of modern.

The TU Dance Children and Teen Program introduces the joy of creative movement and beginning dance technique to students aged three through nineteen. Classes, divided by age, provide a comprehensive base on which to expand by developing body awareness, coordination, balance, flexibility, strength and musicality.

Financial aid and payment plans are available.

TU Dance Center, 2121 University Ave. W., St. Paul, MN 55114
Laurel Keen- education@tudance.org, (612) 440-9028

TU Dance Center offers a variety of open classes in ballet, Horton-based modern, West African, Gaga, and contemporary techniques. Classes are for intermediate and advanced levels.

Teaching artists include Toni Pierce-Sands, Berit Ahlgren, Kenna Camara-Cottman, Penny Freeh, Laurel Keen, and Abdo Sayegh.

For current class listings, please visit the link below. Schedule is subject to change. Cost: $14/class, $120/ten-class card.

TU Dance Center is located at 2121 University Avenue West, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55114. Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side (free parking in the lot in front of TU Dance Center).

TU Dance Center, 2121 University Ave. W., St. Paul, MN 55114
Laurel Keen- education@tudance.org, (612) 440-9028


Located in the heart of downtown Minneapolis, Suite 505 of The Cowles Center boasts 868 square feet of open space with an additional 271 square feet of private office or secondary space. You’ll have easy access to an arts-focused environment in this building that houses numerous arts nonprofits, dance companies, and rentable studio space.

Rent is $1443.68.
*Furniture in photo belongs to current tenant.

For more information or to inquire about availability, please contact Randy, below.

The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts, 528 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403
Randy Ingram-Lile- ringram@thecowlescenter.org, (612) 206-3611

Located in the heart of downtown Minneapolis, Suite 701 of The Cowles Center has 379 square feet of open space with stunning views of downtown overlooking Hennepin Avenue. You’ll have easy access to an arts-focused environment in this building that houses numerous arts nonprofits, dance companies, and rentable studio space.

Rent is $405.86.
*Furniture in photo belongs to current tenant.

For more information or to inquire about availability, please contact Randy, below.

The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts, 528 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403
Randy Ingram-Lile- ringram@thecowlescenter.org, (612) 206-3611